Nation celebrates 480th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap on 9 May. He was Born on 9 May 1540. To honour of the brave king, Maharana Pratap Jayanti is celebrated every year on 9 May.
About Maharana Pratap:
Pratap Singh I, popularly known as Maharana Pratap, was born to King Udai Singh II and Queen Jaiwanta Bai of Mewar. Udai Singh II died in 1572 in Gogunda and following his death, Maharana Pratap ascended the throne on 1 March 1572. Maharana Pratap had to go to a battle against Mughal emperor Akbar, shortly after his coronation.
Akbar had come to Mewar in order to chart out a route to Gujarat through the Rajput kingdom. The Maharana refused Akbar’s offer and went to battle against the Mughals. This led to the famous Battle of Haldighati on 18 June 1576. The Mughal army emerged victorious in battle, but they failed to capture Maharana Pratap who escaped to the hills. Maharana Pratap passed away at Chavand, which served as his capital, on 29 January 1597.